My Teaching Philosophy:
-I believe every person is able to experience the joy of music
-Learning to play the piano is a lifetime process of fun and self-discipline
-Determination and seriousness are important components of your success
-With the right approach piano study will
influence your life in a very positive way
-Self-confidence, ability to meet new challenges and creativity in problems solving are just a few benefits of studying music
-Music has a great therapeutic and healing effect on our body and spirit
The "Magic Sounds Piano Studio" has been around for many years. We offer piano lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, children and adults. Our goal is to promote an interest and love to music, to give students the right skills to enjoy it and share it with others. Our students actively participate in the life of the community. They play at retirements centers, Northgate Mall, downtown Durham, participate in the annual Duke Festival and competitions.
Mila Karamushka is the main instructor of the studio. She was born and raised in Ukraine and got her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at the College of Music in Kharkov, Ukraine, and Master's degree in Theory of Music and Piano Performance at Kharkov State Conservatoire. She taught the piano at the School of Music, Lyceum of Arts and at her private studio. Mila Karamushka is an author of the piano program for developing creative skills of young pianists. Sight reading, playing by ear, transposing, improvising are essential elements at the studio lessons along with learning repertoire of different styles and periods.
After moving to the USA Mila Karamushka continued her career as a performer and a teacher. She worked as an accompanist at Abilene Christian University, TX, played in recitals and served as a church musician. After moving to North Carolina she worked as an accompanist for the North Carolina Boys Choir and traveled with them in the states of Virginia, Maryland and New York.
In 2012 Mila finished her Master's degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. Besides her private studio, she holds a position of Music Director at New Sharon United Methodist Church in Hillsborough, NC.
Mila Karamushka is a member of the National Music Teachers Association, Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association, and Durham Music Teachers Association. She is also a member of the American Guild of Organists, American Choir Directors Association and Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.